R142 (New York City Subway car)
|R142 (New York City Subway car)|
Interior of an R142 car.
|Built at||Plattsburgh, New York|
|Replaced||R26, R28, R29, R33, R33 WF, R36, R36 WF|
|Number in service||1,030 (900 in revenue service during rush hours)|
|Formation||5 car sets (2 A cars and 3 B cars)|
|Fleet numbers||6301-7180, 1101-1250|
|Capacity||176 (A car)
188 (B car)
|Operator||New York City Subway|
|Depot(s)||East 180th Street Yard, 239th Street Yard, Mosholu Yard|
|Car body construction||Stainless steel with fiberglass blind end bonnets|
|Train length||513.3 feet (156.5 m)|
|Car length||51.33 feet (15.65 m)|
|Width||8.60 feet (2,621 mm)|
|Height||11.89 feet (3,624 mm)|
|Floor height||3.6458 ft (1.11 m)|
|Platform height||3.6458 ft (1.11 m)|
|Doors||6 per car|
|Maximum speed||55 mph (89 km/h)|
|Weight||72,000 pounds (33,000 kg) (A car)
66,300 pounds (30,100 kg) (B car)
|Traction system||Alstom ONIX propulsion system
AC Traction Motors model: 4LCA1640A
|Power output||147.5 hp (110.0 kW) per motor axle; 2,065 hp (1,539.87 kW) per 5 car set|
|Acceleration||2.5 mph/s (4.0 km/(h·s))|
|Deceleration||2.5 mph/s (4.0 km/(h·s))
3.2 mph/s or 5.1 km/(h·s)
|Auxiliaries||SAFT 195 AH battery (B car)|
|Electric system(s)||625 V DC Third rail|
|Current collection method||Contact shoe|
|Braking system(s)||Dynamic braking propulsion system; WABCO RT-5 tread brake system|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
The R142 is the model class of the newest generation of IRT cars for the New York City Subway. Built by Bombardier in La Pocatiere, Quebec and Barre, Vermont with final assembly performed at Plattsburgh, New York from 1999 to 2002.
The first 10 R142s numbered 6301-6310 were delivered in November 1999. Regular service began on the 2 train on July 10, 2000 after several months of testing. The R142s and R142As replaced all of the Redbirds—the R26, R28, R29, R33, R33 WF, R36 and R36 WF IRT cars by late 2003.
There are two types of cars: "A" (cab at one end) and "B" (no cabs). "A" cars are powered with four traction motors each, with the passenger doors opposite each other. The "B" cars are powered by two traction motors at the number two end, and the passenger doors are staggered (car ends are numbered on the lower body just above the truck). The trains are linked up in A-B-B-B-A sets (Bo'Bo'-Bo'2'-Bo'2'-Bo'2'-Bo'Bo), but also can be linked in sets of 4, 6, 9, or 11 cars.
The R142/A cars are similar to the R110A cars, with 54" side doors (about 9" narrower than the R110A doors, which were 63", and 4" wider than the doors on the R62/As which were 50"). All car ends have windows, allowing passengers to see through to the next car, except unit ends where the cab walls prevent such visibility. R142 car bodies are stainless steel.
The R142 and R142As were the first fleets to feature recorded announcements.
The recorded announcements are by:
- Jessica Ettinger-Gottesman, 1010 WINS Anchor: Announcements on Lexington Avenue Line 4 5 6 <6> services
- Melissa Kliner: original announcements on the 4 and 5 services outside of Manhattan; these have since been re-recorded by Ettinger-Gottesman
- Diane Thompson: announcements on the 2 service.
- Charlie Pellett: "Stand clear of the closing doors, please" and various public announcements, such as safety announcements, announcements about a delay, and on the IRT trains, transfer announcements at most stations. The female announcers' voices are utilized for transfer announcements on the R143 and R160 cars.
These people were news anchors with Bloomberg Radio at the time the announcements were recorded. Since then, Ettinger-Gottesman and Pellett are now at 1010 WINS-AM and Sirius Satellite Radio working with Howard Stern and his Howard 100 news team.
- R142A (New York City Subway car) a similar car built by Kawasaki Railcar Corp. of Kobe, Japan.
- "Some New Subway Cars Put Into Service Monday" NY1 - 10 July 2000. Retrieved on 24 April 2008
- Chan, Sewell (2005-11-30). "New Subway Cars Promise All Kinds of Information". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-27.
- Watch in High Quality
- Of the two detached trucks in front of 6735, the one directly in front is an R142 trailer truck and the second one in front is an R142 motor truck
- R142 on NYC Subway.org
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to R142 (New York City Subway car).|
- Bombardier - R142
- nycsubway.org - NYC Subway Cars: R142
- R142 Traction Motor
- Bombardier/Kawasaki Truck Comparison (Bomb on top and Kawasaki underneath)
- Car Status/Assignment
- A Division Train Assignments 06-30-2013